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Oct 29, 2013

Review: Drake's - Yodel Snack Cakes

Drake's Yodel snack cakes feature devil's food cake rolled up with a creme filling and finished in a chocolaty coating.

An 11-ounce box of 10 twin-wrapped (2 to a package) Yodels cakes carries a suggested retail price of $2.99, but I received this box courtesy of Drake's.

Yodel's are similar to Little Debbie Swiss Rolls here on the West Coast. The Yodels name seems is a nod to Swiss rolls with yodeling's Swiss roots.

Like the Devil Dogs, the cake has a predominately cocoa flavor rather than a rich chocolate taste. However, it doesn't have the same slightly powdery feel to it. I'm guessing the chocolaty coating helps the cake retain more moisture.

The chocolaty coating is much the same as you'd find on a chocolate-dipped mini donut. It has the same thin, hardened shell and sweet chocolaty flavor.

The light vanilla creme features more strongly here than in the Devil Dogs and makes up for the cake's lack of rich chocolate notes.

Overall, it's the stronger creme and chocolaty coating that makes Drake's Yodels more enjoyable than the Devil Dogs I tried.

Nutritional Info - Drake's Yodels
Serving Size - 2 cakes (62g)
Calories - 280 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 130mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 25g)
Protein - 2g


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